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Turkish Journalist Shot At Before His Sentencing In State Secrets Case

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 4:07am

Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of one of Turkey's oldest newspapers, was attacked outside a court in Istanbul, before he was sentenced for revealing state secrets. Renee Montagne talks to Dundar.

This week In Politics

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 4:07am

Kentucky Democrats vote in their primary on Tuesday. Oregon also holds a primary. Mary Louise Kelly talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker.

Debate Rages Over 28 Pages In Sept. 11 Report Still Classified

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 4:07am

Parts of a congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks, which deal with foreign financing of the hijackers, remain classified — spurring speculation those pages cast Saudi Arabia in a bad light.

Pre-Obama Directive, NYC Public Schools Embraced Transgender Rights

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks to Jared Fox, LGBT liaison for New York City's public schools. New York has had policies in place relating to transgender students for years.

'Valiant Ambition' Tells Of Benedict Arnold's Turn From Hero To Traitor

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks with Nathaniel Philbrick — winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his history of the "Mayflower" — about his new book. It's called "Valiant Ambition."

Obama To Award 13 Medals Of Valor To Public Safety Officers

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 4:07am

Thirteen public safety officers will be presented with the highest national recognition of its kind. They will be awarded the Public Safety Medal of Valor. Their stories are filled with bravery and selflessness.

Despite U.S., Russia Support, Convoy Blocked From Damascus Suburb

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 4:07am

Syrian government forces last week blocked a humanitarian aid convoy traveling to the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya — a much-needed delivery that the U.S. and Russia had promised to help.

Attempted Fix For VA Health Delays Creates New Bureaucracy

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 3:46am

A $10 billion program to eliminate long wait times and other problems for veterans' health care hasn't worked out as planned. More veterans wait even longer for care now than they did a year ago.

Suddenly Paralyzed, Two Men Struggle To Recover From Guillain-Barre

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 3:44am

Guillain-Barre syndrome can render healthy people temporarily paralyzed. It's something you're likely to hear more about as Zika continues to spread. And for those who get it, it is one wild ride.

How The Narrator Of 'Jane The Virgin' Found His Voice

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 3:43am

Anthony Mendez's role as Jane's unseen narrator has garnered him critical acclaim. But before Mendez was able to turn his voice into a career, he was selling tombstones for the family business.

Many Evangelicals Are In 'An Awkward Place' With Trump Atop GOP

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 2:59am

Donald Trump's popularity with self-described evangelical Christians fades among those who attend church regularly. "The true evangelical," says an Iowa pastor, is in "a quandary, a dilemma."

Saudi Arabia Regrets Civilian Casualties During Operations In Yemen

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 2:49am

To explore Saudi Arabia's role in Yemen's civil war, Mary Louise Kelly talks to Gen. Ahmad Asiri Asiri, a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition that is backing Yemen's president.

Abandoned Pet Pig Found Safe After Fort McMurray Evacuations

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 6:14am

When fires swept through the Canadian town, families had to pick up and go — sometimes leaving beloved animals behind. One family is relieved. They found out Marshall, their beer loving pig is safe.

Hurled Spear Takes Out Camera Drone

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 6:08am

At a festival in Russia, a costumed reenactor was preparing for a mock battle when he spotted an aerial invader from the future. Footage shows the medieval knight threw his spear, downing the drone.

Reaction To The Upcoming White House Directive On Transgender Bathrooms

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

The Obama administration is issuing guidance on Friday to schools throughout the country, saying they must allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity. For reaction, David Greene talks to Matt Sharp, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian nonprofit group.

With A 2-Km. Pizza, Naples Aims To Deliver A Slice Of History

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

On Sunday, this Italian city — birthplace of the Margherita pizza — will try to swipe Milan's record for the world's longest pie.

Should Congressional Republican Leaders Get Behind Donald Trump?

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

Trump was in Washington, D.C., to meet with GOP congressional leaders to hash out differences. David Greene talks to blogger Erick Erickson, who backed Ted Cruz and is a #NeverTrump movement leader.

Naples Wants To Prove Its Love For Pizza With A Mile Long Pie

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

Naples wants the world to know that it is the heart and soul of pizza. David Greene talks to Alessandro Marinacci, who invited 100 chefs to come together to create the world's longest pizza.

ESPN Hopes 'Undefeated' Will Elevate Discussions On Race, Sports And Culture

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

Before the launch of ESPN's digital site The Undefeated, which will focus on minorities and sport, Editor-in-Chief Kevin Merida explains why the cross section of sports, culture and race is important.

Should Congressional Republican Leaders Get Behind Trump? A Conservative Blogger Responds

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump was in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to meet with Republican Party congressional leaders to hash out their differences and talk GOP unity. David Greene talks to conservative blogger Erick Erickson, who backed Ted Cruz and is a #NeverTrump movement leader.

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